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Speech by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on the occasion of her inauguration at the Federal Foreign Office

Germany's Post-Pacifist Generation Is Nearing Power | FP - May 3, 2021 |

In the days following her announcement as the German Greens' first-ever chancellor candidate, Annalena Baerbock said she would approach authoritarian powers like China and Russia with "dialogue and toughness," advocating for a harder stance than many other German politicians. She argued a common European foreign policy is crucial, saying without Germany's influential voice on issues like the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, "then Europe will be destroyed."

And she acknowledged military intervention can sometimes be necessary to end conflicts and save lives.

The Glorious Green Revolution in Germany is most likely postponed | Euro Intelligence - June 2021 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Dec 11th, 2021 at 08:22:07 PM EST
Germany's Olaf Scholz eyes stronger EU in first trip abroad as chancellor | DW News |

Normandy format back on the table

The newly sworn-in German chancellor first traveled to Paris for a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron.

First on the menu was how to deal with Russia, as tensions endure over Moscow's military presence near the border with Ukraine.

Scholz said: "It's very clear that Germany, the European Union and many other countries would react if border violations occurred."

But Scholz wanted to hold out an olive branch as he called for renewed diplomatic efforts, starting with fresh four-way talks with Russia.

"We have a good basis that needs to be revived -- for example the talks in the Normandy format," Scholz said in a joint news conference with Macron, referring to discussions between Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aimed at solving the crisis.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sat Dec 11th, 2021 at 08:23:47 PM EST
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Foreign Minister @ABaerbock @The green threatens Russia - "Harsh diplomatic and economic consequences"

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:23:47 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:25:44 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:31:21 PM EST
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"Lobby ist in Deutschland sehr stark"
Politologe @UmlandAndreas sieht kaum Chancen, dass🇩🇪den Betrieb der Pipeline dauerhaft verhindert. Große Unternehmen und ostdeutsche Länder stünden an Russland's Seite Die Hoffnung für ein Aus liege auf EU-Gremien.

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"The lobby is very strong in Germany" political scientist @UmlandAndreas sees little chance that the pipeline operation will be definitely prevented. Large companies and East German states are on Russia's side. The hope for exposure to EU regulations.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Dec 13th, 2021 at 08:39:58 PM EST
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